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Geithner Tells NBC S&P Shows "Stunning Lack Of Knowledge About Basic US Fiscal Budget Math"

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Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:41 | 1534267 FLUSA.com
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Geithner submits his Letter of Retardation....

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:46 | 1534293 Ricky Bobby
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Fucking hilarious!!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:57 | 1534338 Troll Magnet
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All this bickering back and forth seems to me like a bunch of charades to deflect people's attention away from the fact that a bunch of insiders had inside information and got the hell out of dodge before the shit hit the fan last week.  Instead of listening to what these criminals are bickering over, we need to demand an investigation into who knew what, when and how.  

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:08 | 1534383 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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If you are talking about all the Christian dudes that had come back from three weeks in the Grove last week, then duh!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:24 | 1534470 Threeggg
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"fact that a bunch of insiders had inside information and got the hell out of dodge before the shit hit the fan last week"

Quote of "this" week !

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:27 | 1534796 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Yes, which fox currently guarding the hen house do you propose to do the investigating?


Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:49 | 1534573 Chuck Walla
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And believe it or don't, NBC is surprised their boy is a feckless and callow idiot. Now, how do they build him up again as the nation's savior? It worked before...

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:47 | 1534307 makeyoumiss
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One of the best comments I've read in a long time!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:56 | 1534333 nmewn
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Turbo Tax Timmah pontificates on math...it just doesn't get any better...LOL!!!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:59 | 1534348 MarketTruth
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And remember that Chinese STUDENTS literally LAUGHED in Geithner's face when he went there spewing his BS about two years ago. Everyone with a brain knows Geithner's is a dolt and the 5% yearly growth the US Gov is judging their numbers on is a farce.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:01 | 1534365 WestVillageIdiot
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Is it your opinion that those numbers are too low?  Do you think we will have growth over 5 percent for the foreseeable future?  Just messing with you.  He really is a douche. 

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:21 | 1534450 darkstar7646
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The problem with that, MarketTruth, is that the Chinese models are even more farcical.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:35 | 1534513 Uncle Remus
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Proof then that the Chinese know farcical when they see/hear it.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:35 | 1534825 IQ 145
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Yes, that's a good thing to be remembering. I laughed out loud when I came to the part about China remains a strong buyer of treasuries. Less and less so all the time. What  do you call this? If the Band plays a little louder, maybe the bows won't sink any further into the Atlantic?

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:59 | 1534353 Cheesy Bastard
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Math hysteria.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:08 | 1534387 VisualCSharp
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Mass hysteria with a lisp? LOL

Although I guess that would be 'math hythteria.'

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:00 | 1534359 WestVillageIdiot
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That's as funny as Obama becoming a golf pro. 

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:05 | 1534374 nmewn
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Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:36 | 1534521 Uncle Remus
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By virtue of being a politician he was already a "pro".

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:25 | 1534783 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Yes, like Bill Clinton the best wood in his bag is his "pencil"!


Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:09 | 1534393 Id fight Gandhi
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No risk at all for a downgrade remember. This guys knows his shit.

Anyone else having issues with zh loading?

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:37 | 1534524 Uncle Remus
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Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:45 | 1534555 Kayman
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Anyone else having issues with zh loading?

yes. And something called Pressflow / Drupal telling me that I cannot connect to ZeroHedge.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 00:17 | 1535596 James
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Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:43 | 1534549 asteroids
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Fucking weasel.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:41 | 1534269 oogs66
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his own stunning lack of knowledge! 

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:42 | 1534272 lunaticfringe
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OMG. I think I've just pissed myself laughing so hard!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:05 | 1534376 LeBalance
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clean up crew to Aisle Wight!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:08 | 1534389 Cheesy Bastard
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Lol.  To aisles of Greece?

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:42 | 1534273 glenlloyd
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I am still amazed that such garbage can flow from the mouth of mr jeethner.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:42 | 1534278 Bob Sacamano
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I'm telling you -- BHO and his administration are beyond arrogant.  They know what is true and, worst yet, they know what is best for the people.  Central planning is the end game. 

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:23 | 1534774 Tuco Benedicto ...
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No!  The end game is "eugenics"!


Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:43 | 1534280 moregoldplease
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This from the guy that couldn't figure out his tax software!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:47 | 1534303 Mactheknife
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No...this from the guy who SAID he couldn't figure out his tax software...Turbo Timmy.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:48 | 1534568 The Limerick King
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There once was a Klepto named Tim
Who everyone thought was quite dim
With cunning and stealth
He stole all their wealth
Now laughing the loudest is him.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 00:22 | 1535622 James
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Imagine a "Weird"Al Yankovich redoing this song. It's even about Canabilism!\


Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:44 | 1534282 Ramboy
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This site is too funny.  Don't you know your leaders reflect your people.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:56 | 1534329 Quixotic_Not
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I haven't voted since We the Sheeple failed to elect Perot in 1992!

Moreover, there's a HUGE section of the USoA that didn't CONSENT to the (D) & (R) Free Shit Empire™...

So from an A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N, not a POS DemoRAT -or- GOPher, I don't find the District of Criminals funny one fuckin' bit!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:17 | 1534433 Abitdodgie
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Did you know if you rescind your voting rights you can then challenge paying income tax remember "taxation without representation" well it works the other way round.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:30 | 1534492 Quixotic_Not
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You first!

I keep paying my protection money to the FSA mob, as I'm outnumbered at least 1,000,000 -to- 1 :-(

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:22 | 1534458 darkstar7646
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The only problem is that the Free Shit Empire/Army is the only reason people don't knock down your door and loot your ass dry.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:22 | 1534764 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Ha, ha.  When the looting comes it certainly "will be" the Free Shit Empire/Army.  Have you not yet figured out that the Department of Homeland Security was established to be used against the American people!?  Knock, knock:)


Mon, 08/08/2011 - 01:40 | 1535965 darkstar7646
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Then they might want to be prepared to move rather quickly. Social order is being lost on more than just individual circles these days. If it ever gets above a _small_ mob...

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:58 | 1534341 WestVillageIdiot
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First off, they are our representatives, not our "leaders".  Second off, the crowd on ZH is mostly not the run-of-mill brain dead American that is reflected by the clowns in office. 

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 19:17 | 1534429 Kayman
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Come on now Ramboy, tell us what pristine leader you have in your pristine country.

Bet you don't have the guts to tell the truth.

If ya can't take a punch in the mouth then, read, don't comment on ZH.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:25 | 1534778 geoffb
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In case you weren't aware of it, our government was captured by bankers circa 1913. We the people, have had little  say in matters since then. No denial here, just harsh, painful truth.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 00:24 | 1535632 James
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But our leaders do not reflect ZeroHedge.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:45 | 1534285 Ramboy
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Sun, 08/07/2011 - 18:45 | 1534287 MrBinkeyWhat
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My Winkie is bigger than your winkie. Poop.

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